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Jaweed Kaleem

What Makes A Jew? New Survey Reveals Complicated Answer

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.01.2013 | Religion

What does it mean to be Jewish? Is it a person's ethnicity, a culture or religion -- or a mix of the three? And how does one practice being a Jew? ...

WATCH: Jewish Women Band Together To Fight Discrimination From Ultra-Orthodox Community

Huffington Post | Posted 08.08.2013 | Religion

As tension rises between the modern-Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in Israel, women are speaking out. Having just written "The Feminis...

Why Did I Become A Rabbi?

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 08.08.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

American Jews have the highest proportion of college-educated adults in America. The assumption of many parents is that their child will enter the legal, financial or medical profession. Entering the clergy deviates from this pattern. A rabbi is simply not a popular job for American Jewish boy.

Let Secular Jews Be Secular Jews

Leonard Fein | Posted 03.30.2013 | Religion
Leonard Fein

Rabbi Eric Yoffie, President Emeritus of the Union for Reform Judaism, sketches a caricature of a straw man -- the secular or cultural Jew -- and then sets out to demolish it. We object both to the sketch and to the demolition.

The Self-Delusions Of Secular Jews

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 03.17.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

These are good, serious and thoughtful people, usually deeply committed to Judaism, who struggle with big religious questions in a way that makes no sense. They may think that they can wring the holiness out of their Jewish identity and practice, but they cannot.

Resentment Mounting Towards Ultra-Orthodox Jews Exempted From Israeli Military

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 09.06.2012 | Religion

JERUSALEM — Deep in the heart of Mea Shearim, a Jerusalem bastion of hardline ultra-Orthodox Jews, hundreds of bearded young men in black suits ...

Israelis, Resentful Of Orthodox Grip On Society, Fight Back

Posted 12.07.2011 | Religion

By Michele Chabin Religion News Service JERUSALEM (RNS) With its department-store-sized windows, the Kolben Dance Company's studio faces a busy do...